The law has not kept up with technology but the courts and congress are trying. Some of these cases are criminal cases but we believe that they have an impact on all civil and criminal cases involving technology and the monitoring of an individual. Review the cases below to gain a deeper understanding of how technology and law are working together and changing.
Supreme Court states police need warrant in some searches of cell phones.
Police department allowed to search police officer department pager.
Employer may not read various e-mail on employers server.
School must obtain a warrant to obtain a students cell phone.
Court orders Apple to build software that allows the FBI to circumvent passcode protections
Supreme Court rules violent Facebook posts not threats unless intent.
Case 1 compliance with warrant may violate 5th amendment rights in child pornography case.
New evidence found (after case 1) by FBI caused court to hold that a warrant was not a violation of 5th amendment in the child pornography case.
Employers must be vigilant in monitoring technology used by employees.
University employees voice strong concern over privacy rights that they think were violated by their
The former executive of the St. Louis Cardinals gained access to a private database with information about trade discussions and notes about the Astros scouting list. This was the result of a weak password to the database that a former Cardinals employee continued using when he starting working for the Astros.